When I peeked out of the curtains this morning and saw the snow I was ready for the day in less than 30 seconds. I love, love, love, snow on the beach and I had to go and see it. It is just such an odd juxtaposition.
The snow kept falling in enormous flakes but Mr Pigalina needed to head to his work to retrieve his laptop to carry on with a project. He headed in in my car, vowing to return shortly, and then decided to stay there.
I have been forced stay at home, by the fire, watching “Diana, Her True Story”.
When I was flying back from Rotorua last week there was an agitated boy sitting directly behind who kept wailing “Quois Mama? Quois?” He thumped the plane wall and sulked about the trip he was going on.
He then proceeded to wheeze and cough the phlegmiest coughs for the duration of the flight – without covering his mouth.
I have a question for him! Why don’t you cover your mouth? I am so ill. I blame him.
(By the way, that medicine is the worst I have ever tasted, avoid).
After doing his usual excited jumping and cavorting when I arrived home and indicated a walk was on the cards, Tobias sat dutifully while I put on his coat so he wouldn’t get cold.
He charged out of the door, tail wagging, until we made it five houses down the street and he refused to go any further. (Pictured). Too cold! Back to the heater.
Yesterday a storm whizzed through and we had a two hour power cut. Luckily the power came on just as the candles had started to melt the bucket I had put them in. Other parts of the neighborhood only had power restored this evening so we got off lightly.
Tonight we had tea at Mr Pigalina’s parent’s for our niece’s 16th birthday. Tobias was glad he had his coat on as it started snowing while we were there. Tobias is pictured here with Mr Pigalina’s Dad, enjoying some cuddle time.
I had to get my winter coat out of storage today when I took the dog for a walk. If this cold keeps up Tobias will be wearing his soon too.
Electric blanket on high. It is so dark in the morning it may as well be the middle of the night. Boo.
With the promise of snow, the lemon tree was brought inside and the dog and I got comfy on the sofa.
10am, ventured out to get more cold ‘n’ flu pills and had to melt a very thick frost on my windscreen. Took the dog to the dog park but it was covered in frost and icy slush so we retired to the sofa.
No wonder I woke up cold in the night a few times. It got down to -6. There was a thick frost over most of the city and our front lawn stayed white all day. Not the best photo but who wants to hang about in weather like that?